White Iverson

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"White Iverson"
Single by Post Malone
from the album Stoney
ReleasedAugust 14, 2015
RecordedFebruary 2015
GenreCloud rap[1]
  • Post Malone
  • John Lanham
  • Rex Kudo
  • FK1 1st
Post Malone singles chronology
"White Iverson"
"Too Young"
Music video
"White Iverson" on YouTube

"White Iverson" is the debut single by American rapper and singer Post Malone. It was released through Republic Records on August 14, 2015, as the lead single from his debut studio album, Stoney (2016). It was originally released on February 4, 2015, through Malone's SoundCloud account. Malone produced and wrote it alongside FKi 1st and Rex Kudo. It peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart in the United States. The single is widely known as the song that garnered him mainstream attention.

Background and release[edit]

Post moved to Los Angeles and met FKi 1st, who introduced him to Rex Kudo, who in turn helped him produce "White Iverson". Post recorded the song two days after he wrote it. He thought of the name after getting braids in his hair, thinking he looked like a "White Iverson", a reference to the professional basketball player, Allen Iverson.[2] Upon completion in February 2015, it was uploaded to Post's SoundCloud account.[3] It quickly brought him attention from record labels, gaining over a million plays the month it was uploaded. He decided to sign with Republic Records.[4]

Music video[edit]

The song's accompanying music video premiered on July 19, 2015, on Post Malone's YouTube account. Since its release, the music video has received over 1 billion views on YouTube.

Post said in an episode of the h3h3Productions podcast that the music video cost $5,000 and took only a day to make. He also commented that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars contacted him following the release, stating he was incorrectly using the car.


The official remix was released on December 7, 2015, featuring French Montana and Rae Sremmurd.[5] Lil Wayne also released a remix to "White Iverson" entitled "Too Young" for his mixtape No Ceilings 2. The song also shares the same title of Malone's second official single, which is, as well, the second single from his debut album Stoney. Rapper Montana of 300 released a remix titled "White Iverson/Milly Rock Remix".

Chart performance[edit]

"White Iverson" debuted at number 84 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the chart dated September 26, 2015, and peaked at number 14 for the chart dated January 23, 2016.[6] The song was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of ten million digital copies. The song has earned both 1 billion streams on Spotify and 1 billion views on YouTube. Post Malone has referred to this song as his only good song in many different live occasions, pointing out his affection for the piece.



Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[17] 4× Platinum 280,000
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[18] Platinum 60,000
Canada (Music Canada)[19] 7× Platinum 560,000
Denmark (IFPI Danmark)[20] Platinum 90,000
Germany (BVMI)[21] Gold 200,000
Italy (FIMI)[22] Gold 25,000
Portugal (AFP)[23] Platinum 20,000
United Kingdom (BPI)[24] Platinum 600,000
United States (RIAA)[25] Diamond 10,000,000

Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.


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  2. ^ Markman, Rob (July 18, 2015). "Video Premiere: Watch Post Malone's 'White Iverson'". MTV. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  3. ^ "White Iverson by Post Malone". SoundCloud. Post Malone. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  4. ^ Schwartz, Danny (August 14, 2015). "Post Malone Signs With Republic Records". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  5. ^ "Post Malone - White Iverson (Remix) Feat. French Montana & Rae Sremmurd - Stream [New Song]". HNHH. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Post Malone Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  7. ^ "Post Malone Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 2, 2016.
  8. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  9. ^ "Post Malone – White Iverson". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  10. ^ Griffiths, George (July 12, 2021). "Post Malone's Top 20 biggest songs on the UK's Official Chart revealed". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 13, 2021.
  11. ^ "Post Malone Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  12. ^ "Post Malone Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  13. ^ "Post Malone Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved October 24, 2015.
  14. ^ "Hot 100 Songs - Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  15. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  16. ^ "Rhythmic Songs – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  17. ^ "Singles Accreditations Report - March 2024" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved April 21, 2024.
  18. ^ "Brazilian single certifications – Post Malone – White Inverson" (in Portuguese). Pro-Música Brasil. Retrieved 25 April 2024.
  19. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Post Malone – White Iverson". Music Canada. Retrieved April 13, 2023.
  20. ^ "Danish single certifications – Post Malone – White Iverson". IFPI Danmark. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  21. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Post Malone; 'White Iverson')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved February 25, 2023.
  22. ^ "Italian single certifications – Post Malone – White Iverson" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  23. ^ "Portuguese single certifications – Post Malone – White Iverson" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa. Retrieved October 3, 2021.
  24. ^ "British single certifications – Post Malone – White Iverson". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  25. ^ "American single certifications – Post Malone – White Iverson". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 14, 2022.

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